A new film is on the way from one half of the directing team that brought us the still terrifying little flick The Blair Witch Project, Eduardo Sanchez, and we can’t wait to get lost in the woods again!
According to Variety, Haxan Films and Amber Entertainment are looking for Bigfoot, setting an October start date for lensing Exists with The Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez to helm.
Exists, written by Jamie Nash and Sanchez, follows a group of twentysomethings who take a trip to a cabin deep in the wooded wilderness and are methodically hunted by a Bigfoot-like beast.
“The film is the first in a trilogy exploring and reinventing the Bigfoot myth,” Sanchez said. “We all remember the terror of watching such classics as ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek,’ and I look forward to making Bigfoot scary again.”
Robin Cowie, Gregg Hale and Andy Jenkins of Haxan and Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky of Amber are producing.
Weta Workshop and Spectral Motion are collaborating with the production team on the design and build of the monster, to be portrayed by Brian Steele (Hellboy, Predators, the Underworld trilogy). The film will be shot outside Austin, Texas, at Spiderwood Studios, and casting will begin in August with a focus on unknown actors.
If only this could lead to one of those “versus” type flicks! I’d pay top dollar to see Elly Kedward vs. Sasquatch!
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